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Disruptive Behavior Clinic

Disruptive Behavior Disorders School-Age Service (DBS)

The DBD Program has a mission of designing, delivering, and developing state-of-the-art mental health interventions for children and families with externalizing disorders and co-morbid diagnoses.

The School-Age Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBS) Service provides evidence-based outpatient treatments to families of school-age youth who are diagnosed with disruptive behaviors including Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and/or Conduct Disorder (CD) with co-morbid diagnoses including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). The School-Age Service uses a family-focused intervention approach combining group and family therapy modalities for children, adolescents, and parents. This family-focused intervention approach emphasizes evidence-based, ecologically-appropriate, and culturally-sensitive practices that integrate clinic-based and community-based services (e.g., clinical interventions for homes, schools, neighborhoods, youth centers, etc.).

The clinical research team is led by Karen Taylor-Crawford, MD Director and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry; Jaleel Abdul-Adil, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology; and Carl Bell, MD, CEO of Community Mental Health Council and Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health.



  1. Ambulatory Clinic:
    Neuropsychiatric Insitute
    912 S. Wood Steet, Chicago, IL 60612
  2. UIC Hospital
    1740 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612
  3. Institute for Juvenile Research
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
  4. Psychiatric Institute
    1601 W. Taylor St.Chicago, IL 60612

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